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Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, February 2, 1967
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4-Algona (Id.) Upp«r D« Moln«l Thursday, Feb. 2, 1967 HOME GROWN DEVELOPMENT The successful development and manufacturing by Metroniei, Inc. of Algona of a machine for packaging milk in a new and better way for larger u»er» of the product, and arrangement* for its u»e through a large national concern, illustrate well one aipect of "industrial development." It's sort of a "do-it-yourself" proposition I Quite often, in a quest for more and newer Industries, a community overlooks the ones It already ha»; Algona is fortunate in having Industries that within themselves have grown and expanded and kept abreast of the times and demands. All of those in Algona have done exactly that. They are all larger than they were a few short years ago. Congratulations to Metronlc, Inc., Its leadership and research and production team, which have worked out a successful new pro- duet. ABUSING A GOOD IDEA? The future expansion of the Social Security system needs a critical look from Congress. President Johnson's proposals would skyrocket the payroll deductions, the employer's matching funds, the administrative costs that bleed the funds, and Insert many angles never Intended originally In a purely Social Security program. It has been estimated that over the average span of life, under the new proposals, a young man would contribute some $25,000 to the system. At the -beginning, Social Security seemed sound, and it still does if common sense prevails. It has been a small nestegg to anticipate. Now it could become a hideous monster taking far more than it will ever pay back. What kind of a retirement annuity policy could a young man buy today for $25,000 from a regular insurance company, with a life insurance policy thrown In? NEEDS SENSE OF HUMOR We hope Governor Harold Hughes still retains a slight sense of humor. He presented the largest budget in state history to the state legislature, which included recommendation of a 29 percent increase for support of the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and State College of Iowa. This is an increase of almost one-third. r-But he got no credit for it, seemingly. The president of the University of Iowa states that this isn't enough to meet the educational needs. In our own area, after the Governor's proposed budget was presented, the Governor is given a considerable going over editorially because his budget is TOO HIGH. So, despite the size of the budget proposed, he catches it from an educational leader as not being adequate, and from a newspaper HIE. Call Street—Ph. 295-3535—Algona, Iowa Zip Code 80911 Issued Tuesday and Thursday by THE UPPER DES MOINES PUBLISHING CO. R. B. WALLER, Editor & Publisher DON SMITH, News Editor ADVERTISING Denny Waller Russ Kelley JACK PURCELL, Foreman NATIONAL NEWSPAPER U< : 6 TI 7 N NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE American Newspaper Representatives, Inc. 404 Fifth Ave., New York 18, N.Y. SUBSCRIPTION RATES IN TRADE AREA One Year, In advance, Semi-weekly $3,00 kln«le Copies „ . i<jc SUBSCRIPTION RATES OUTSIDE AREA lie Year, in advance, Semi-weekly S7.00 o subscription leu than 6 months. OFFICIAL CITY AND COUNTY NEWSPAPER ADVERTISING RATES ON REQUEST editor for being too much. A» we said, we trust Governor Hughes still has the trace of a sense of humor left as he goes about his business. GOOD HATCHET JOB Emmetsburg Democrat - Liz Jones, that unknown reporter whose hatchet job on Jackie Kennedy tries hard to unseat the president's widow as America's most admired woman (national poll) is really making more friends for Jackie, we learn via coffee breaks here and there. Liz, like other eager writers, is anxious to cash in on any story on the Kennedys. And she uses the usual dodge, "a contemporary who asks not to be identified" (Jan. 23 Register), then claws at Jackie in true feline fashion. We wer* wondering how we'd fare, In our local columns, if we wrote a story of some hometown person, starting with "someone who asks not to be identified" and continuing "Mrs. Blank is known 1o cheat at bridge, is very jealous of her husband but flaunts herself at every male in town ..." Wowl we'd have to hop a fast freight out of town before the libel suits hit. LIDDY'S ACTIONS RAKED Orundy Center Register — State Secretary of Agriculture Llddy got himself into hot water when he promised to fire some fifty employes of the agricultural department because he didn't like the employes' politics and didn't like their religion. When he first announced that those he wanted to get rid of were democrats there was not so much public criticism, as other heads of other departments had done the same thing, but not so flagrantly. When Liddy announced that he must know the church the employes of his department went to and that he would not permit any non-church member to remain in his department no matter how competent they might be, he went many steps too far and public criticism became too heavy for him and he announed that he would drop the religious qualification. Many who were alarmed and disgusted with his first announcement will not believe the second one'. Both the U. S. Constitution and our state constitution prohibit any religious prejudice against any applicant or any employe in a public position, nor does our federal or our state constitution require that any person be a member of any church to qualify for public office. Thomas Jefferson, one of our country's great Presidents, could not have been chosen for any public office had Liddy's belief been a public policy during Jefferson's time, because Thomas Jefferson, who was not an atheist, was not a member of any church. Ever since his election in November Liddy has been bragging about the free-hand housecleaning he was going to bring about in the agricultural department, which employs more people than any other department in our stale government. He started to fire department employes several weeks before he took over the office on January 1st. This Is the same Liddy who hollered the loudest when his predecessor who two years earlier defeated him, changed one member of Liddy's staff. He continued his protest during the late pre-election campaign and the protests it was believed brought him votes enough to elect him again. It will be different at the next election when he may expect more protest than sympathetic votes. Emmetsburg Democrat - We can't help admiring California's new governor, Ronald Reagan, for what has happened at the U. of C, in Berkeley. How fast the beatniks started yelping when they learned of proposed tuition charges. Education has become so costly, students would do well to appreciate it, which, we are sure, most of them do. But the noisy lunatic fringe can become very irritating to the taxpayers who are paying for their education, Lovo begins when she sinks in his arms, and ends with her arms in his sink. —The Chicago Daily Tribune * * * Evolution it is said, is what makes the monkey in the zoo ask, "Am I my keeper's brother?" -Oak Leaf, Oakland, Cal. Embarrassment—watching your boss do what you just told him couldn't be done. —Afterbyrner, Cecil Field, Fla, THE WEEK'S LETTER; "I went to Indiana last summer and stayed a month and a half. While there, I met a certain boy and liked him very much. He said he liked me. He came to see me every night. Before I left, he gave me his ring and told me he would come to see me. He was to bring another boy and I was to have a girl fpr him to go with. We were going to double date. They never came. 1 had written to him the same week they were to come. After about a month, I got the letter back. He had moved to a different town. I wrote again, but he hasn't answered. I also wrote to his sister, but she did not answer my letter. All of my friends receive letters from boys but I have written three and have received no an- For And About Teenagers ] JTHAVE WRITTEN THREE ANP HAVE RECEIVER NO ANSWER'S... swers. What do you think is wrong? Should I write again?" OUB REPLY: Don't write, until someone writes to you. It is possible, but highly un- probable that the Post Office Department would take one month to return a letter to you. It appears that you have been getting the run-around. If such is the case, you should be able to determine the reason. Absence does not always make the heart grow fonder. Find yourself some good friends in the old home town. If you hov« Q Ufnggt probUm you want lo diicvii, v on observation lo malt*, addrtu you I.H.r to FOI AND ASOUT TEENAOUS. COMMUNITY AND SUBURBAN PRESS SERVICE. FRANKFORT, KY. 20 MIS AGO tt cometfrm* .-, IN TMI FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINE3 February 6, 1947 Damage estimated at several thousand dollars was done to the home of Mrs. Henrietta Bowman, No. Harlan St., AJgona, by fire, it was the most serious home fire loss in the com-nunlty for sometime, and the only one to occur during the cold spell and heavy snow period, A chimney spark apparently fell on the shingles on the south Bid a of the roof, where the snow had melted off, and thus started the blaze. The roof was partially destroyed and two bedrooms on the second floor were badly damaged. - o - Milton Hinders, who came from north of Wesley, was Algona's new police officer. H>3 took the place of Tim O'Brien who had recently resigned. Cecil Mc- Ginnls, Albert Boekelman and Albert Welshaar were the other members of the force. - o - Kossuth county again suffered the effects of extreme cold/ snow and high winds during the week. The new storm ;.galn closed up highways and caused train service to practically come to a standstill for a day and a half. After the blizzard of the previous week, the county had hardly shoveled itself out when the new storm struck. High temperature reading for the week was 37 degrees and the low 15 below, - o - Elmer Witham, son of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Witham, Algona, was badly injured in a freak accident while he was helping clear the snow from the Chrome driveways. The clearing blade came loose and a piece of iron was thrown up with great force, striking Elmer in the face. He suffered the loss of three teeth and received a fractured skull. - o - Arlie Goetsch and George Kraft, LuVerne, took Mrs. Anna Goetsch to Ames where she left by train for San Francisco, Calif, where she planned to spend a month visiting at the homo of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Delimr Goetsch and daughter. - o- Mrs. C. E. Sigsbee, Burt, entertained the following ladies at bridge at her home: the Mesdames, Martin Griese.TomTre- nary, William Batt, Jess Dugan, Ben Bahling, E. C. Schwietert and R. F. Elvidge. The group decided to organize a bridge club with meetings every two weeks. Mrs. Charley Scott was unable to be present, but was also to be a member. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Horace Clapsaddle, Algona, left for Hot Springs, Mo. to visit the former's father and from there would go to Weatherford, Tex., to visit their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Don Clapsaddle. Don was in the air corps. Mr. and Mrs. Clapsaddle planned to be gone several weeks. - o - Mrs. Martin Zimmerman, Whittemore, entertained in honor of her son, Craig's fifth birthday. Guests included Dean Schmeling, Frederick Hahn, Norman Barber, Paul Johnson, AJ- len Elbert, Richard and Robert Russell and Lynn Menz. - o - Jerry Wingert, student at St, Paul Seminary, came for a two weeks vacation at the parental Lawrence Wingert home at Wesley. They ware dinner guets on a Sunday at the John Shepard home in AJgona. Mrs. Shepard was the former Rita Wingert and her husband was attending school at Kansas City. - o - Charles Crapser, Algona, broke the bones in his right foot, just in front of the toes, while playing basketball against Tlton- ka. He would be on crutches for three weeks. Charles, who played center mcst of the time, was injured in a game with Swea City the previous week, spraining an ankle. - o - E. L. Hansen, Swea City, retired from the fire department after having served for 18 years. Buell Johnson succeeded Hansen as chief. - o A family birthday dinner was held In the Orville Holdren home The BUDGET DOLLAR Fiscal Year 1968 Estimate WAR AND DEFENSE TAKE LION'S SHARE OF NEW BUDGET •War and Mtloiul defense are now taking a far greater ihare of the U.S. "budget dollar" than In many yean. That's shown In the chart above, prepared by the Budget Bureau. Aa indicated, 56 cents of each dollar (40 and 16) would go directly for national defense and the Vietnam war in the new fiscal year, starting July 1. There's also a whopping 33 cents for Interest costs on the national debt, for benefits to veterans and other fixed charges. A large portion of that 33 cents represents the continuing cost of past wars and defense programs. Only 11 cent* of each dollar goes for "all other"—that Is, for the costs of virtually all nonmilitary agencies, operations and programs. Since Congress Is either In no mood, or unable to cut spending on war and defense, that leaves mighty little room In which to slash expenditures, without gravely Injuring programs of health, education, welfare, housing, anti-poverty and the like. a winter vacation at Excelsior Springs, Mo. Mr. Beem?r wrote they had five inches of snow there. Enroute they stopped at Des Moines where Dr. Geilenfeldt attended the veterinarian convention. - o - from HISJORY'S SCRAPBOOK DATES AND EVENTS FROM YESTERYEARS The U. 8. severed diplomatic relations with Germany. February 3, 1917. Sam Rayburn was re-elected Speaker of the House, February 3, 1945. An Interstate Commerce Act wae passed, February 4, 1887. The American Revolution ended, February 4, 1783. , •, Th ™ Un i v V lilty of W1<con » ln *«• founded, February 5, 1849. Julia Ward Howe wrote "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," February 5, 1862. A law was passed to do away with "lame duck" sessions In Congress, February 6, 1933. John L. Sullivan won the world heavyweight boxing title from Paddy Ryan, February 7, 1882. Hawaii was declared a U. 8. protectorate, February 7, 1893. The Boy Scout* of America were founded, February 8, 1910. The U. 8. Weather Bureau waa created, February 9, 1870. In the Four Corners area in honor of Shirley Holdren and Durwood Walker. Present were Violet Walker and family, the Robert Walker, Cecil BJstrom and Lewis Broesder families. - o - The Exemplar Society of Beta Sigma Phi met at the home of Mrs. R. B. Waller, Algona. Mrs. Harlan Sigsbee gave the lesson, "Russian Composers." FROM THE FILES OF THE UPPER DES MOINES January 31, 1957 Old Man Winter had shown very little mercy In these parts daring the week. On five of the seven days, the low reading had managed to get below zero, with a -16 taking the cake. High mark for the period was a 25 above reading. A total of 2 1/2 Inches fell during the period. - o - From Odds and Ends-"Ronnie Tschetter of AJgona Is looking forward to July, 1957. He expects to attend the National Jamboree of Boy Scouts which will be held that month at historic Valley Forge, Pa. So far he Is the only Scout from this area signed up to go," Mr. and Mrs. George A,. Eggleston, LnVerne, were guests In the home of their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nygaardandfamly near Wesley. The occasion was to honor the fifty-second wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Eggleston. - o - Robert R. Kain, Algona, had returned to his ship, the U.S.S. Isherwjod at San Diego, having concluded a thirty-day leave with his wife, the former Carol Schil- moeller. - o - A group of Ledyard college students were home for the weekend - Karen Schroederfrom Iowa State Teachers College; Jean Brandt, Luther College in Decorah ; Delmar Kramersmeier from Drake in Des Moines; and Rosalyn Bashara from Mankato Commercial College. - o - The smouldering ruins of the Thompson Lumber yard at Fenton were show.ii in a photo on The Fenton Reporter page. The yard was completely destroyed by a fire which was discovered about 9 p. m., Jan. 24. Sparks from the fire scattered all over towa, causing uneasiness at times, as the firemen fought not only the fire but 14 balow zero weather and a strong north wind in protecting the Community Hull. Estimates of the total loss ran to $40,000, according to Gilbert Scribner, Jr., yard manager. - o Dr. P. C. Geilenfeldt and Guy Beemer of Lakota were spending CROSSWORD PUZZLE LAST WEEKS ANSWER ,M ACROSS a. Pier 8. Flower 11. Fame 12. Girl's name 13. Regard 15. Bear constef. latlon 10. Social affair 17. Sounded, as a duck 19. Finical 20. Attica 23. Mother of Peer Gynt 26. Indo- European 27. Belonging- to Othello's foe 29. Drone or worker 30. Decorative pendants 32. Small bump marks 33. Girl's name 36. Eggs' partner 39. Cornucopia 40. Short sleep 42. Swiftly 44. Belonging- toftW. Ind. isle 45. Quill feather 49. Boys' Jackets DOWN 1. Sharpen 2. Gardener's need 3. Theatre group 4. Spawn of fish 5. Haunted 6. Man's nickname 7. Impudent 8. Mongoloid 9. Scottish- Gaelic 10. Dutch assembly 14. Obligatory action 18. Aid 19. Frlar'3 title 20. Talk 21. Part of "to be" 22. Cereal grass 23. Mature 24. The sun 25. Large worm 28. Beast of burden 31. Cuckoos 32. Simpleton 33. Scorch 34. Canter 35. Biblical region 36. Vagabond 37. Moslem call to prayer 38. Botch 41. Not in 43, From: prefix 16 20 39 11 19 Jl n Jo 31 40 IZ 18 27 44 4V IS 38 41 B 23 TT. 3 fa 34 31 10 ay 38 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Krantz, Titonka, left for McAllen, Tex., and points south for a month's vacation. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Joe Simwell and family, St. Joe, were given a surprise house warming in their new homo when friends came to spend the evening. The evening was spent at playing 500 and socially. Attending the gathering were Mr. and Mrs. Alphonse Berte and Jimmie, Mr. and Mrs. Wra. Devine, M::. and Mrs. Therman Pruitt, Mr. and Mrs. Pete Werling, Mrs. Florence Hammer, Mr. and Mrs. AMn Erpelding and Mr. and Mrs. John Thul. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Edward Zinnel and Leslie Ann, Ottosen, were guests at an oyster stew at "the Louis Jacobson home to celebrate Mrs. Zinnel's and Louis Jacobson's birthdays. Burt romi*d to Us eighteenth straight win and reraiined undefeated will* an easy 70-46 victory over Swea City. The Bears, led by Jerry Garman and John SmJdt, got away to a 17-7 lead in ttie opening qaarter and remained in front all the way. Garman was the game's top scorer with 25 points, Smidt tossed in 22 and Gary Giddlngs added to the Burt total. - o - Dennis Stuck! of Fenton had been hjspitallzed at St. Aim hospital in Algona when he suffered a fractured shouldsr in a fall while ice skating. - o - Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ackerman, Gertrude Ackerman and Mr. and Mis. Eulan Schuller of Portland twp. visited Mrs. James Ackerman at a hospital in Mason City where she had undergone surgery and reported she was recovering satisfactorily and hoped to be home soon. HORSE & WAGON An Eldon service station's slogan of "we service everything", even goes for wagon tires. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Mills of rural Selma stopped by for service. The couple regularly make the twenty mile round trip to Eldon by horse and wagon for groceries and other necessities. The longest highway tunnel in the U. S. is the 9,119-ft. Brooklyn-Battery Tube in New York, "For Office Supplies and Metal Business Furniture visit the Office Supply Dept. of THE UPPER DES MOINES-PUB. CO. THOMAS FUNERAL CHAPfl. Mflton, tew* lxp«ri«nc««l Imbcdmtri emd tantral Dlrtctort Reliable 24 Hour Ambulanct StrvlM Funtral May B« R«f«rr«d To Us With Confident* Phones F1NTON M9.27M RINOSTID 866-100* 166-1001 166.1970 Professional Directory I L WryiWayA::;::^^ DOCTORS 8:K ; S*:*:%*a^^ MELVIN G. BOURNE, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 118 N. Moore St. Of flee Phone 295-2345 Residence Phone 295-£m~ J. N. KENEFICK, M.D. Physician & Surgeon 218 W. State Street Office Phone 295-2353 Residence Phone 295-2614 JOHN. M. SCHUTTER, M.D. Residence Phone 295-2335 DEAN F. KOOB, M.D. Physicians & Surgeons 220 No. Dodge, Algeria Office Phone 295-2408 Residence Phone 295-5917 INSURANCE &vfff^^^ ALGONA INSURANCE AGENCY J. R. (Jim) KOLP Surety Bonds — All Lines Of Insurance 295-3176 206 E. State ----- ----- -. ' BLOSSOM INSURANCE AGENCY General Insurance 7 N. Dodge 295-2735 DENTISTS i'^^&SSSS'SSS^fX&^^K^^Aifff DR. J. B. HARRIS, JR. Dentist At 622 E. State Phone 295-2334 UK. J. G. CLAPSADDLE Dentist At 112 N. Thorington Phone 295-2244 for Appointment .«3 ; !^%%::::^:::::Sft^::^:::^^BSSW OPTOMETRISTS ft::::::%:::::::::::^^ DR. L. L. SNYDER 113 East State Algona Telephone 295-2715 Closed Saturday Afternoons DR. HAROLD W. ERICKSON Eyes Examined — Contact Lenses - Hearing Aid Glasses 9 East State Street Phone 295-2196 Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Saturday Afternoons BOHANNON INSURANCE SERVICE 5 N. Dodge 295-5443 Home — Automobile — Farm Polio Insurance HERBST INS. AGENCY For Auto., House, Household Goods, and Many Other Forms. Phone 295-3733 Ted S. Herbst KOSSUTH MUTUAL INSURANCE ASSOCIATION Over $74,000,000 worth of insurance in force. Phone 295-3756. Lola Scuffham, Sec'y. RICHARD A. MOEN Representing FEDERATED INSURANCE Modern One-Stop Insurance Service Business — Home — Car — Life Phone 295-5955 P.O. Box 337 Algona, Iowa SUNDET INSURANCE AGENCY Complete Insurance Service 118 So. Dodge - Algona, la. Phone 295-2341 DR. DONALD J. KINGFIELD Optometrist Visual Analysis and Visual Training Contact Lenses 108 So. Harlan, Algona Phone 295-3743 %*:¥ft;^^ Chiropractor OR. M. R. BALDWIN Summer Office Hours Mon. - Tues. - Wed. - Fri. 8:30 - 5:00 Thurs. - Sat. — 8:30 • 12:00 WSm&msZS^^ MISCELLANEOUS Credit Bureau of Kossuth County Collectrite Service Factbilt Reports CARLSON Farm MANAGEMENT COMPANY UV'i N. Do4g« Ph. 2«s-2|ti

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